Omnium Circus, which has made it its mission to be the world’s most inclusive circus, announces Disabled and Capable: Omnium Employs, a special 45-minute livestream panel discussion on their Facebook page on Tuesday, November 22, at 7:00 pm EST. ASL and live captioning will be available. Recently named a 2022 Leading Disability Employer by the US’ National Organization on Disability (NOD), Omnium wants to share their inclusive employment and its impacts with and beyond the disability community.
The panel will feature Omnium’s founder, Lisa B. Lewis, along with Omnium’s social media manager and moderator for the event, Marie Degenais-Lewis; host of the Enabled Disabled Podcast Gustavo Serafini; the Poet/acrobat/dancer Anna Gichan; stage manager/ASL interpreter Miriam Rockford; and Kim Anthony Jones of the King Charles Troupe. The discussion will cover Omnium’s mission and the impact of disability employment both on the disabled and their allies who can benefit from being together in an environment that encourages diversity and accessibility. It is this commitment to inclusion that earned Omnium its recognition from the National Organization on Disability.
A non-profit organization, Omnium is one of just nine professional performing arts companies in the U.S. actively hiring talent with varying disabilities. This groundbreaking circus company assures access for all at every performance, demonstrating to audiences that everyone has the potential to achieve their own greatness regardless of their challenges (physical, emotional, neurological, or societal). For those looking to donate on Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 29, please consider Omnium. Every donation helps further the good work they are doing.